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MPs quiz PCC and ex-chief

Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston is being asked to explain why he forced the area's Chief Constable Carmel Napier to retire. He told the Gwent Police and Crime Panel that the force 'is in a better place' without her.

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PCC and former chief to appear before MP committee

Ian Johnston was elected Gwent's Police and Crime Commissioner last year Credit: ITV News

Gwent's Police and Crime Commissioner and Gwent Police's former chief constable will appear before the Home Affairs Select Committee in London later.

A row broke out last month when it emerged that Ian Johnston had ordered Carmel Napier to 'retire or be removed.'

Both parties will give their side of events that led to Mrs Napier's departure at the meeting in Westminister this afternoon.

Former Chief Constable Carmel Napier Credit: ITV News

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